Education Building, Room 1239
Andrea Lachance, dean; Ronnie Casella, associate dean
Role of the Dean
The dean oversees all the activities of the academic departments and programs within the School of Education. The school consists of three academic departments and several special programs. The bachelor of science degree is awarded for undergraduate programs in the school. The dean is responsible for overall supervision of the school and for curriculum, program development, budget and personnel. The dean's office is staffed by two administrative assistants, one for the dean and one for the associate dean.
Role of the Associate Dean
The associate dean assists the dean in the management of the school. This includes addressing student issues such as academic policy interpretation and clarification, withdrawals and leaves of absence from SUNY Cortland, academic probation, suspension, dismissal, reinstatement and readmission, including contracts. The associate dean approves course overloads and serves as the dean's curricular representative at the school and college level.
Access to College Education
Cornish Hall, Room 1312
The Access to College Education (ACE) program provides resources and services to expand and support the educational aspirations of high school students who may be limited by social and/or economic circumstances.
Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP)
Cornish Hall, Room 1312
The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) is designed to improve the abilities of high school students at-risk of not graduating to graduate from high school prepared for a successful transition into postsecondary education or onto a career path.
Master Teacher Program
Cornish Hall, Room 1314
SUNY Cortland hosts the Central New York chapter of the New York State Master Teacher Program (NYSMTP). Established in 2013 by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Master Teacher Program creates a statewide network of the highest-performing STEM teachers that are dedicated to sharing expertise with peers and attracting the brightest minds to a career in STEM. Chosen through a competitive rigorous application process, master teachers make a commitment to engage in professional development (PD) work in addition to their regular school responsibilities.
Migrant Education Tutorial and Support Services Program (METS)
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-105
SUNY Cortland supports the second-largest Migrant Education Tutorial and Support Services Program in New York, which provides advocacy and academic support to school-age children of migrant workers and out-of-school youth up to 22 years of age and their families in the schools, after school, in homes and in the migrant labor camps.